Friday, February 6, 2015

Reflecting (FMTSO)

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Friday My Town Shoot Out, Feb 6: Reflecting
“From literal reflections in your town to your thoughts on events past. What reflections can you share with us?”

Having no recent reflection photos, I flickered back through photos from last year to see if I could find something not already shared… My eyes fell on the communion vessels on the altar in one of our churches. These photos were taken when the church was open for visitors in connection with the harvest festival back in September. There were also a few short organ concerts given – a good opportunity to sit down for a few minutes of private quiet reflection, away from the hustle and bustle going on outside.

“Now we see but a poor reflection; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
(1 Corinthians 13:12-13, NIV)

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! All those organ pipes! I have never seen one like this. I wish I could hear it from the front pew. And I really like this humble painting behind the alter, too. It is lovely and calming. Gorgeous sky behind that spire! Now, I wonder who polishes that silver?

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    1. Ginny, the organ is huge and sits on a balcony at the back of the church.

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  2. these are all perfect for reflecting as is the scripture verse.. the organ is beautiful and the church pointing up into the heaves is wonderful....

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  3. I love a pipe organ....your communion vessels are lovely too. So majestic. Of course from golden goblet to little plastic cups, it not what we drink it our of, but what it represents.... but I do love the reverence the stately goblets bring.

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  4. You've done an excellent job on the topic of reflections, in all senses!

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  5. I was particularly attracted to the organ: being an enjoyer of organ music. However I became really confused when I read that the biblical quotation was attributed to Paul's Epistle to the Romans. I think it was, in fact, from his epistle to the Corinthians. Mind you I've never really been a fan of the NIV having been brought up from day one with the King James version.

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    1. You are of course absolutely correct, Graham, and I have now changed the reference in the post. I honestly don't know what happened there - my mind must somehow have been in two places at once, or something! ;) Of course at the back of MY head, what still sticks best are often the wordings from the 1917 Swedish translation, which was the one used back in my childhood and youth. When wanting to quote in English I often have to go roundabout ways (first finding it in Swedish and then in English)... But even that hardly explains it in this case!

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    2. I was a bit naughty Monica. I should just have just PMed you but something in me wanted to demonstrate that even athiests may know their Bible.

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  6. I don't mind being corrected when the facts are indisputable :) We both belong to the pre-internet generation/s who had to memorize a lot of things; and also when the church as institution was still more dominant in our culture than it is now, whatever our personal beliefs.

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